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Blonde, Frog, VW, American Southwest, Frog Alley

Blonde and Frog in VW

in the Great American

Southwest

Acrylic on paper,

16"x20"

SOLD

II. Frog Saga

Blonde and Frog in VW in the Great American Southwest

AT AN OUTDOOR  art show in Santa Fe, in the late 1980s,  I met a Japanese businessman named Yoshihisa Mori. He liked my work and asked me to paint a picture of either a blonde (of which he was enamored) or a frog (his personal spirit guide) or a Volkswagon (he was president of the Tokyo VW Club). A somewhat tall order, I thought, but I came up with the idea of putting them all together in one painting. Hence: "Blonde and Frog in VW in the Great American Southwest." So it was that the series known as "The True Adventures of the Blonde and the Frog" was born. Over the years, Yoshi-san and I became good friends. Now, perhaps a dozen or more "frog saga" paintings later, Yoshi-san has since passed away. He told me he was "going to sleep with the frogs and would be back when they awaken in the Spring." Amphibians or no, may that Spring come for us all.   - Michael Andryc

Michael Andryc, Santa Fe, NM

Outdoor show with the Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, NM, circa 1988

Never Say Never, Blonde, Frog, Friends,Halloween

Mr. Mori, guests with "Never Say Never (Serenaded by the Blonde), "Tokyo, 2016

Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Buzzards, Cacti, Desert, Hot, Sun, Sizzling

Just One Look 

(Inspired by Doris Troy)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

20"x24"

Pink Cadillac, Joyriding, Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Road Trip

Joyriding
with the Son of the Frog

 

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

18"x24"

Beach, Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Relaxation, Bikini, Ocean, Flamingo, Palm Trees

On the Beach with the 

Son of the Frog

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

24"x30"

Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Canoe, Volcano, Lillies

Canoeing
with the 
Son of the Frog

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

16"x20"

Amphibiian, Frog, Blonde, Serenade, Seduction, Boom Box, Electric Guitar

Serenaded
by the Son of the Frog

 

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

24"x30"

Art Exhibit, Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Dandy, Redhead, Teacher, Little Boy, Bachelorette, Rose, Wolfman

Blonde and the Son of the Frog 

at the Art Opening

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

30"x40"

Andy Warhol, Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, Parody, Allusion, Grandmother, Amphibian, Frog, Tomato Soup, Wonder Bread, Cafe

Dinner with Andy 

at the Nighthawk Cafe 

(After Edward Hopper)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

30"x48"

 

Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White, Pat Sajak, Henry David Thoreau, Son of the Frog, Amphibian, Grandmother, Walden, Life in the Woods, Studebaker, Ocean Cruise

Wheel of (Mis)Fortune

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

36"x48"

Amphibian, Frog, Blonde, Kiss, Heart, Love

Kissing the Frog

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

20"x16"

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